Sunday, March 2, 2014
It is crunch time for CETA! In less than a month, the CETA lanterns will be lit, but there is still plenty of (fun) work to be done during the next few weeks. On the Wednesdays leading up to March 27th, students, professors, community members, and anyone interested are encouraged to come by the Shearer Art Building from 6:00 to 8:00 on Wednesday nights. Everyone is welcome, even if you can only stay for part of the time. We will be preparing burlap sacks, sewing the burlap onto the lantern frames, and (eventually) stringing the beads onto our lanterns. Last week's workshop was successful thanks to all our awesome helpers. CETA hopes to see you again!
Friday, February 28, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I thought along with some brief notes from our class discussion with Caitlind and Wayne I would post the links/ photos of some of the pieces they discussed as well. They are wonderful works and you should really check them out! Enjoy!
The Weather Project- London
By Olafur Eliasson, giant flat sun, plays with space, time experience and environmental responsibility.
The Rain Room - London
By Random International, plays with technology and crowd mentality. Intelligent Space.
Video Link: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/video/2012/oct/03/barbican-rain-room-video
By Ann Hamilton, the whole is larger than the sum of its parts, nostalgia play, spontaneous collaboration
By Tomas Saraceno, believer in utopian futures, very considerate of our individual effect on others, creating a sense of comfort for all.
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VWAeLxq8gE
ADA at Fact in Liverpool
By Karina Smigla- Bobinski
Video Link: http://vimeo.com/38879156
By Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett, turns audience into performer
Video Link: http://vimeo.com/49748983
By a large conglomeration of artists in Calgary.
Houses were scheduled for demolition. Artists acquired them and turned them into art projects before they were to be torn down.
Video Link: http://vimeo.com/66699975
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
A few weeks ago our class got to participate in a workshop to create flowers to be added to Trashformed exhibit in the Morlan Gallery. Make sure to check it before it closes! The last day to see it will be this Friday, February 21st, at gallery hop!
Monday, February 17, 2014
El Sistema- Rachel and Richard
Rachel runs music works, a youth orchestra program here in NoLi, inspired by El Sistema.
The motto of El Sistema: Tocar y Luchar- To play and to fight
- began in Venezuela in 1975 by Dr.Jose Antonio Abreu. He is a composer, conductor and economist.
-believed music should be a right and not a privilege.
- he started the program with 11 kids in a garage and has now served over 2 million children.
- has been almost entirely funded by the government for 35 years and has survived 6 regime changes.
- has turned into a system of orchestras including the Simon Bolivar tour of the world as well as a large system of national youth orchestra and choirs
- instruments are provided at no cost
- everyone is a teaching artist
- El Sistema programs are INTENSE. The Music Works program is from 2:30 until 5:00 pm everyday.
- They have a musical and social mission
- Tend to take place in unserved communities
- Encourage peer mentoring
- employ teaching artists
- The El Sistema Program made its debut in the US when Gustavo Dudamel became the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
- The New England conservatory also formed a partnership with El Sistema that brought the program to the East Coast.
- Partnerships now include YOLA in LA, Orchkids in Baltimore, the YOURS project with the People's Music School in Chicago.
US Models of El Sistema
- common models include school partnerships ( where a school hosts the program) , a community center model ( community center hosts program), a traditional youth orchestra model ( the youth orchestra partners with a school or community center to host the program.
- The Lexington program is a hybrid of these - They are a program of the central kentucky youth orchestra system, but are hosted by Arlington Elementary and Embrace Church as well as the NoLi CDC. Old Town Violins does repairs at kind and Bullhorn creative manages its PR.
Tuesday March 4th at 7:30 at the Lyric there is a concert for free! Donations are appreciated!
- advocates for undocumented youth and their families by acting with them and allowing them to be the experts of their experience.
- believes that the individual relationships he makes are victories
- Is a prisoner of hope because he is so engaged with his work.
- The Dream Act - bill would provide conditional permanent residency to certain immigrants of good moral character who graduate from U.S. high schools, arrived in the United States as minors, and lived in the country continuously for at least five years prior to the bill's enactment. - Has never went into effect.
- Families are also living in mixed degrees of citizenship, often causing separation of families for years.
- $58,060 per year per person to lock up these individuals seeking to make their dreams come true in the US.